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How to Cut Batts of Fiberglass Insulation

3 easy steps and neat trick to safely make tidy cuts in fiberglass insulation batts.

How to Install Insulation

Learn how to beef up your wall's weather protection in 4 easy steps.

How to Repair Mortar in a Brick Wall

Repointing is a simple job, but it has to be done with care, using the right tools and the right materials.

Choose Paint Colors With a Color Wheel

Learn how to pick a complementary color scheme for your next paint job.

How to Install Baseboard

Tom Silva shows how to install baseboard trim that become visual anchors for any room.

How to Sponge Paint a Wall

Colored glaze layered on in a random pattern with a sea sponge can do wonders for a flat wall.

How to Paint Over Wallpaper

Do you want to change the look and feel of your room with paint, but are faced with the challenge of wallpaper? You don’t always need to remove wallpaper first. Read this guide to learn when and how to paint over wallpaper.

Sash brush used for cutting in paint.

How to Cut in Paint Edges with a Brush

Trying to paint edges neatly? Here’s how to cut in paint like a pro.

How to Hang Drywall

Drywall contractor Paul Landry's step-by-step method for installing rock.

How to Finish Drywall

This step-by-step guide shows you how to use tape and drywall mud to finish your new wall with ease.

How to Frame a Partition Wall

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva's technique for erecting an interior dividing wall.

Fixing Cracks In Concrete Walls

A simple, permanent repair for a leaking crack in a basement wall.

How to Hang Wallpaper

Painting and decorating contractor John Dee's step-by-step method for a well-clad wall.

Wainscoting Panels and Design Ideas

Ideas and inspiration to help you select, plan, and install wainscoting.

How to Install Shiplap Walls

Here’s how to create the effect of shiplap by installing plywood panels to walls inside your home.


Exterior Walls That Exceed the Code | Pro2Pro Premiere

Learn how to build an exterior wall assembly that is air-tight, manages moisture, and provides an R-value that goes beyond the code.

How to Repair Plaster Walls

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows an easier, faster way to fix cracked, loose plaster walls.


How to Paint a Striped Wall

Create a bold accent wall with painter's tape and a menu of complementary colors


How to Stencil a Border

Dress up a doorway—or any room feature—with a pattern of your own design


How to Install Wainscoting

Layer stock lumber and moldings to produce this classic architectural element


How to Plaster Blue Board | This Old House

Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor the differences between drywall installation and plastering over blue board

Norm Abram’s Best Tricks of the Trade VII

You asked, Norm answered! Now, learn from the best

Create the Perfect Gallery Wall for Winter

Here’s a classy conifer-themed holiday decor idea

How to Adjust the Top Plate for Straight Walls

Use a springboard to make walls straight and plumb

The Basics of Stripping Wallpaper

Pro painter Nick Slavik uses a tried-and-true 3-step process to get rid of wallpaper. He takes you along on a job to show you how it's done


How to Choose the Right Insulation

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor

Paint a Supersized Stencil Pattern

A large Scandi-inspired stencil pattern and a soft two-tone paint palette offer a fresh take on the wallpaper look


How to Locate Structure Behind Walls

When you’re hanging a shelf or TV, you’ll need to find the studs in your wall. As part of the Ask TOH Tips from the Pros series, Tom Silva reveals simple, low-tech ways to get the job done


How to Hang a Heavy Mirror on Masonry

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner hang a large mirror on the stone chimney above his fireplace


Tips with Tommy: Stone Wool Insulation

It’s efficient, easy to install, and incredibly effective; hear what Tom Silva has to say about this versatile insulation product

Pro Paint Tips: Get the Most Out of Rolling

Three paint roller tips from Mauro Henrique

Brush Advice to Know Before Painting a Room

These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear